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DataTaker DT80 Series 2 Data Logger

Supplier: Lontek

The DT80 is a stand alone, low power data logger that is often considered to be the swiss army knife of the data logging world. Australian made!! Tough and Ingenious.


Simple to Setup

If you prefer point and click software for configuring your data logger, then the freely supplied DeLogger software is for you and can be download for the DataTaker website. The DT80 can be quickly and easily configured for your day to day data logging tasks, and the online video tutorials make this task a breeze.

Integrated Solution

The DT80 can also be programmed to perform some very powerful tasks using the DataTaker command instructions set. Commands are sent to the unit via a terminal program such as DeTransfer or Windows Hyper terminal. The command instructions allow the DT80 to be configured for the more complex data logging applications where the DT80 is to be integrated into a system. Note, DeTransfer is free to download via the DataTaker website.

Multi Channel Inputs

Boasting multi input software selectable channels that support a range of sensors including thermocouples, PT100, Thermistors, DC voltage, current, 4-20mA loops, resistance, bridges, strain gauges, frequency and more... the DT80 will suit just about any project large or small.

Using the CEM20 Channel Expansion Module, the DT80 can be expanded up to 100 channels or 300 two wire sensors.

Digital I/O

With eight bi-directional digital I/O channels the DT80 can be used to record when a switch contact is turned on/off or to control a small relay by turning it on or off. In addition there are four counter input channels for high speed pulse counting or Rotary Encoders. See the technical brochure for more details on the digital I/O channels.

Sampling Speed

Typical data logging sampling speeds range from once per second to once per hour. The DT80 can sample down to 100ms but this will vary up and down due to the number and type of channels you need to measure.

GPS Data Logger

Simply connect a GPS receiver to the DT80 and your next project will have the added bonus of telling you exactly where your data was recorded. Read more about using your DT80 as a GPS Data Logger on the DataTaker FAQ site. See example DT80 code setup here or ask Lontek to quote on setting up a system for you.

MODBUS - ASCII Serial - SDI-12

Supporting MODBUS, the DT80 can be easily interfaced with PLCs, HMI touch panel displays, analogue output devices and many of the other MODBUS devices on the market. With more and more sensors now supporting either Serial ASCII data or SDI-12, the DT80 will enable you to expand your sensor options today and in the future.

Real-time monitoring

The DT80 with it's various ports and free software makes real-time data monitoring a dream. Data can be viewed in real-time with DeLogger software or via the DT80's built-in web sever. Custom software can also be written by any Software developer to suit your specific requirements. DataTaker have freely available resource tools and drivers for Labview™ and Active X.

Remote data transfer

Remote data transfer via TCP/IP across a Local Area Network(LAN) or Wide Area Network (WAN) is a great way to access data remotely. The DT80 can be connected to just about any ADSL, Cable or 3G (NextG) modem with a TCP/IP network connection allowing the the DT80 to be viewed anywhere around the world over the internet. A Virtual Private Network(VPN) also can be set up for data security if required.

File Transfer Protocol(FTP) is an easy way to send data back to your web server or sever in the office. The DT80 can be configured to send data at a set time interval or when an event happens.

View a DT80 real-time on the web.

The built in RS232 port on the DT80 can support PSTN or GSM modems for remote dial-in and dial-out or SMS Text messages and can be sent via the SMSX GSM modem.

Manual data transfer

Manual data transfer is simple with the DT80, all you need is a USB memory device and your set to go. The data file is in a binary format to protect your data and it can be viewed in DataTaker's DeView software package and then easily converted to MS Excel. Note, DeView is free to download via the DataTaker website.

Data Logger or Data Acquisition

The DT80 is a true Data Logger that can operate as a stand alone unit and does not require a computer to record data. Like most data loggers, the DT80 can lean towards Data Acquisition but true Data Acquisition often requires much higher sampling rates than the DT80 can achieve.

A complete kit

The DataTaker DT80 includes all the standard accessories to get you going right away. One great advantage with the DataTaker range is that the software is supplied FREE on CD and it can also be downloaded from the DataTaker website along with any firmware and software updates.

  • Mains adaptor - 240volt AC to 15 volt DC, 800mA
  • USB cable
  • Resource CD includes:
    • User Manual
    • Software
    • Video Tutorials
    • Technical notes
    • other resource
  • Terminal Screwdriver


The DT80 is a truly flexible data logger that can be used in so many data logging applications, from basic applications using 10 thermocouples with manual data collecting to fully automated test fixtures with a variety of sensors and automatically printed test reports and data storage.

So if you need stand alone, real-time, low powered, multiple channel, data logger with a difference, then the DT80 data logger from DataTaker is worth a look.

DataTaker DT80 Series 2 technical specifications. Download

DataTaker DT80 manual (4.8 MB) Download

View a DT80 real-time on the web.